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Forum: Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis is an autoimmune disease that affects the brain and spinal cord. Multiple sclerosis (MS) affects women more than men. The disorder is most commonly diagnosed between ages 20 and 40, but can be seen at any age. MS is caused by damage to the myelin sheath, the protective covering that surrounds nerve cells. When this nerve covering is damaged, nerve impulses are slowed down or stopped. The nerve damage is caused by inflammation. Inflammation occurs when the body's own immune cells attack the nervous system. Repeated episodes of inflammation can occur along any area of the brain, optic nerve, and spinal cord.

  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: Useful Websites (posted by David Hosobuchi, 10/06)

    Started by agate, 08-30-2011 12:32 PM
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    05-26-2017, 01:33 PM Go to last post
  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: Useful books on MS and related subjects

    Started by Parsi, 10-10-2011 01:10 AM
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    05-02-2017, 04:20 AM Go to last post
  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: Forum archives

    Started by Mike Weins, 08-18-2011 03:37 PM
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  1. OT Lazy Cooking with Cat!

    Started by Cat Dancer, 12-16-2015 10:40 AM
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    05-28-2017, 08:19 AM Go to last post
  2. Unhappy PML found in MS patient taking Ocrevus

    Started by agate, 05-24-2017 05:49 PM
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    • Replies: 20
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    05-27-2017, 01:49 PM Go to last post
  3. Ocrevus

    Started by nuthatch, 04-25-2017 11:59 PM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 1,234
    05-27-2017, 06:59 AM Go to last post
  4. Hospitalists?

    Started by agate, 05-17-2017 08:00 AM
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    • Views: 1,388
    05-26-2017, 05:58 AM Go to last post
  5. Dr. can now mri

    Started by Tweeker, 05-25-2017 01:35 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    05-25-2017, 05:07 PM Go to last post
  6. Latest National MS Society research grants announced

    Started by agate, 05-23-2017 03:50 PM
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 412
    05-24-2017, 01:00 PM Go to last post
  7. Marinol

    Started by BBS1951, 02-24-2017 04:46 PM
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    05-23-2017, 08:33 AM Go to last post
  8. Wheelchair hunt

    Started by BBS1951, 05-08-2017 09:45 AM
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    05-23-2017, 07:33 AM Go to last post
  9. Driverless cars again

    Started by agate, 05-22-2017 04:29 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    05-22-2017, 09:29 PM Go to last post
  10. Drug Costs

    Started by Parsi, 05-15-2017 04:33 AM
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    05-21-2017, 12:29 PM Go to last post
  11. Smile Blood test for MS coming

    Started by Jeanie Z, 05-17-2017 11:00 AM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 545
    05-18-2017, 06:01 AM Go to last post
  12. Vitamin D news

    Started by BBS1951, 04-29-2017 09:54 AM
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    05-15-2017, 06:34 PM Go to last post
  13. Weird MS eye problems: Pulfrich phenomenon

    Started by agate, 05-09-2017 05:29 PM
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    05-15-2017, 03:01 PM Go to last post
  14. FDA proposes that doctors recommend acupuncture for pain management

    Started by Lazarus, 05-14-2017 03:20 PM
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    05-15-2017, 08:25 AM Go to last post
  15. New MS Attack

    Started by BBS1951, 05-13-2017 03:45 AM
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    05-14-2017, 10:56 AM Go to last post
  16. Fosomax, anyone?

    Started by Uppitycats, 04-14-2017 02:28 AM
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    05-14-2017, 08:27 AM Go to last post
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 716
    05-09-2017, 02:26 PM Go to last post
  17. Decorating the wheelchair

    Started by BBS1951, 05-07-2017 03:42 PM
    • Replies: 5
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    05-08-2017, 02:51 AM Go to last post
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 649
    05-06-2017, 05:37 PM Go to last post
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    05-06-2017, 12:23 PM Go to last post

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